Curbside Pickup Service

Eligible materialsMaking a requestCheck your request statusPicking up your booksLoan details

UTSC Library Curbside Pickup Service*

*As of Tuesday, June 15, the UTSC Library will re-open as a study space, per recently announced provincial measures. Please view our library hours for future hours of operation.* 

A pickup service for print books not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) is available. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to use this service. Initially, the service will only provide access to books housed in the UTSC Library stacks and not collections located in The BRIDGE Library. 

Students, faculty, and staff may place online orders at any time. Pickups are available during library hours.

Eligible materials 

Only books from the general stacks that are not already available via the ETAS are eligible. This includes most academic books, popular books, DVDs, and the cookbook collection. Course reserves (STL), micro text, government publications, reference materials, and tech lending are not available for pickup. 

We apologize that inter-campus and inter-library loans are also not possible at this time. 

Making a request 

As of June 11, there are changes to the requesting process as shown below.

  • Sign in to LibrarySearch then find your item(s). You can also find your item first, then sign in.

  • If you do not sign in, you will not be able to see the links you need to request an item through the Curbside Pickup Service

  • Go to the item's full catalogue record and look for the GET IT link. If the item has a GET IT WITH HATHI ETAS link, you cannot request it from Curbside.

  • If you have not yet signed in, you will be prompted once more to do so.

  • As long as you are signed in, you will see a link to request the item through Curbside Pickup.

  • Clicking on the CURBSIDE PICKUP link opens up a form. Use it to choose from the available pickup locations. You can add a 'not needed after' date, as well as a comment. Click SEND REQUEST to complete the requesting process

  • You will no longer receive a confirmation email.

  • Once the item is ready for pickup, you will get an email at the address that the library has on file for you. If an item is not available, you will get a message saying so. Pickups will be available during library operating hours

Check your request status

  • Sign into LibrarySearch
  • Click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen
  • Select MY REQUESTS

Picking up your books 

The UTSC Library curbside pickup service is operating from the Info Desk in the library. When you arrive, please follow these steps: 

  1. Enter the library via the marked east doors and keep to the right, following the signs in the library front entrance. 

  1. Show your T Card to library staff at the Info Desk.

  1. Collect your items, which will be packaged in a brown paper bag labelled with your name. 

  1. Exit the library via the marked west doors. 

Please note that you must wear a mask while on campus. Do not bring friends or family with you. They will be asked to wait outside. 

Loan details 

Renewals for Curbside Pickup Service items are not necessary. Loan periods are extended to the end of September 2021. Do not renew items, as this will interfere with the loans extension script.

Returns: Please return items via the drop box in front of the library. 

Limits: There is no limit, except the limit normally associated with your library account